Statement by Cardinal Francis George, OMI
Archbishop of Chicago
On the appointment of Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller M.Sp.S.
Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago,
As Archbishop of San Antonio
October 14, 2010
The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller as Archbishop of San Antonio, Texas. Even as we in the Archdiocese offer our best wishes and prayers for Archbishop-elect Garcia, I want also to congratulate the priests, religious men and women and the lay faithful of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. They are being given a pastor of exceptional spirituality and integrity of heart.
Bishop Gustavo will be sorely missed in the Archdiocese of Chicago. His ministry with us has been pastorally fruitful, and his presence among us has been a blessing. May the Lord and his Blessed Mother grant him many years as Archbishop of a key diocese in our country.